First snow of the year - Manchester

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First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:38 pm

My first snow of the year, a light bonnet dusting and slushly roads. Personally don't mind a bit of snow, get to utilise the 4x4 :lol:



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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by Nigel » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:43 pm

Was snowing here too on the hills at around 1000 feet.
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by Blairs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:02 pm

Hail stones then light snow here late afternoon, still got a dusting on the grass now. Not sure if it will still be there in the morning.


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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:05 pm

A period of snow here too mid afternoon, didn't settle though. Starting out as rain
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:31 pm

Snow here too





















































Although not as bad as last March as shown in this photo!
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:57 pm

A shower of hailstones mixed with sleet here, although temperatures plummeting now!


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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by dino » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 pm

We had heavy snow for a couple of hours then bright sun. Temperatures have tumbled.


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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by jungle jas » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:45 pm

Looks like the ruddy Alps again here. :roll:
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by kata » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:05 pm

Manchester/Wigan, snowed very little its gone now,

Pathetic... :lol: :lol:
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:36 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:A shower of hailstones mixed with sleet here, although temperatures plummeting now!
Seriously? Everywhere else got snow!
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 pm

kata wrote:Manchester/Wigan, snowed very little its gone now,

Pathetic... :lol: :lol:
Dont worry there'll be plenty more for you in Spring :mrgreen:
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by billdango » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 pm

Good old Southampton missed it again so hot water bottle can stay in the cupboard till next winter. :lol: :lol:
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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:13 pm

Just been put now, there is a slight covering of slush which is now ice on car roofs and colder surfaces, nothing much else. Nothing like cordymans.


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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:20 pm

billdango wrote:Good old Southampton missed it again so hot water bottle can stay in the cupboard till next winter. :lol: :lol:
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haha is this a record year Bill, hot water bottle not brought into action once?


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Re: First snow of the year - Manchester

Post by billdango » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:29 pm

cordyman wrote:
billdango wrote:Good old Southampton missed it again so hot water bottle can stay in the cupboard till next winter. :lol: :lol:
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haha is this a record year Bill, hot water bottle not brought into action once?

It is actually Cordyman.

I have not had to protect a single plant so far this winter as we have not one night below +1c since last November.

The only damage to any exotics so far this year has been caused by the relentless gales and pouring rain.

And also by people digging up and dumping some of their palm trees.

The large Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in St Denys has been tied up since mid November to protect from the constant thrashing gales and at the moment is still in perfect health.

I will untie it only when these endless storms ease up as I don,t want it to be damaged now that Spring is almost here.

All my other exotics are in perfect condition and When I was out today I saw 3 P roebellini in large pots that have been outside uncovered since last April.

These are still in perfect shape with no damage at all.

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